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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
president. abc 7 news mark math use joins us from chicago. just outside mccormick place, this is where president obama will be tomorrow night today he and his republican rival were in the all-important swing states. president obama kicked things off before a fired up crowd of 18,000. >> you know that i'll fight for you and families as hard as i know how. you know that will happen. >> he's traveling with bruce springsteen all day. >> besides wisconsin the president hitting ohio, finishing in iowa. the last day included stops in florida, ohio and virginia. romney will finish up with kid rock in a large rally in new hampshire. the president will watching from here in chicago. security won't let us near it. we can't show you the hall being prepared for tomorrow night. we can tell you big donors are gathering tonight at gibbs yonz. one is san franciscoin gwyneth vitello. who met ob yaum during the first campaign. >> i wanted to be part of it. i mean, i figure i started off with him. i wanted to finish it. >> i still want to be here and support him regardless. i want to be around like minded
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
this historic night. our abc news political team here and reporting across the nation as tonight it is the vote, the big picture, election day in america. >>> good evening from the crossroads of the world, pulse of the nation, abc news election headquarters in times square on this historic day for democracy after one of the toughest elections ever, americans are choosing a president. and our great abc news team of analysts and experts have taken their posts eager to tell you would won, how and why throughout this evening. >>> and it is "your voice, your vote." it will be lighting up our maps here at election headquarters. and we also thank you all day long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determi
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
develops. reporting live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> sky p over the scene of breaking news south of brentwood where a person died in a fiery crash along the contra costa, alameda county line. the crash happened around 2:00 this afternoon. impacting the commute in that area with officers diverting traffic. we don't know how this accident happened. >> on to politics. down to final hours of the 2012 campaign. the president crisscrossed the mid west and the crowds turned out for the appearance in columbus, ohio. battle ground state many believe could decide the election. >> our fight goes on because america always does best. everybody does their fair share and plays by the same rules. that is what we believe and what you elected me in 2008 that. is why i'm running for second term of president of the united states. >> it's been a hectic day as well for mitt romney comp yaining in ohio, virginia and new hampshire after starting in orlando, florida. the republican saying the president failed to live up to his promises and urged supporters to get to polls tomorrow. >> we have one job left t
ABC
Nov 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
is taking a step back in time. how it could be threatened by cuts. abc 7 news at 4:00 starts right now. >> good afternoon, everybody, i'm layer kbreel. >> an apparent black friday shopping trip ended in a tragedy for a family. >> this morning an suv crashed into a chp vehicle, leaving two sisters dead. this was the scene from sky 7 hd. the crash left some lanes of highway 101 closed more than six hours. abc 7 news joins us live at the stanford medical center with more. john? >> larry two, victims from the crash are here at stanford. the mother, one daughter most severely injured. the other family members are in valley medical center in san jose. about an houring ao, some relatives came out and told us a second daughter passed away. the chp is not confirming that. this started out as a joyous shopping trip to buy gifts for the holiday as well as for a wedding that is now not going to happen. the family smashed lexus was on the side of highway 101 six hours, broken windows, air bags exposed. i along the freeway, gifts, clothes some still had price tags on them. family members tell ab
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
on abc 7 news at 5:00. >> santa clara county prosecutors revealed they're considering charging a 15-year-old as an adult following a crime spree. he was arrested on friday. police believe the teenager teamed up with this man, a 26-year-old johna kran dawson willbanks in at least four robberies. the police suspect him of killing a man and wounding a police officer chasing them on november 16th ooj residents now have their say in a selection of a new police chief. tonight is the first in a series of meeting as louing community members to tell city kg.!at they want in a new chief. current chief chris moore is stepping down after a challenging two years on the job marked by resource cuts and a rise in violent crime. the meeting is at 6:30 at the community center. >> a jewelry store owner fired a two armed men who stormed into the shop this morning in a strip mall at story and king road around 10:is a. a manhunt is now ton for two men. wayne freedman will have more in a live report coming up on abc news tonight at 6:00. >> san francisco general hospital is joining laigs of those suing lo
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
election coverage from abc news at 4 p.m.. at 8:00, when the polls close in california get bay area results from abc7 news. then abc news returns with primetime election coverage 8:30 with a complete wrap-up at 11. >>> long painful recover from superstorm sandy continues. forcasters are tracking a new storm that could hit wednesday. kira klapper joins us with more on the cleanup efforts. >> reporter: early season nor'easter is expected to slam the mid atlantic and new england with strong winds and heavy rain wednesday. the worst possible news for an already battered region. it has been one week since superstorm sandy hit, leaving 113 dead and more than 1 1/2 million customers still without power. today was the first monday morning commute since sandy unleashed her fury. new york schools reopened, more than one million students, heavy strain on battered transit system. hundreds missed their freezing rain. the seemingly endless lines for gas continued with people gripping their empty fuel cans and frustration mounting by the minute. >> i've been waiting for about 4 1/2 hours. and it i
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
abc 7 news. >> tragic, necessary is how jurors describe a decision to convict a former school principal today for failing to rrt a case of suspected child abuse involving a teacher. she wept as the judge read the verdict. the 36-year-old was principal at ob whaley elementary. an 8-year-old student told her a teacher blind fold ld her and put a strange substance in her mouth. >> he needed to be held accountable. we needed tibl to send a message to the rest of the mandatory reporters in the community that their obligation is report not investigate. >> she will not go to jail. the judge sentenced her to six months probation, a $602 fine and 100 hours of community service. jurors say she must face consequences. >> she didn't do what she knew she should do. she had a suspicion. she didn't act on it. and consequences were abombinable. >> teacher is facing charges of lewd conduct with five students. >> oakland police are searching for over the scene today, tonight say two men tried to get away from officers both ran after they crashed. police caught one. they're still looking for the
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm PDT
the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 11:35pm EST
resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she's has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well i certainly, think, wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. togeth together, a devastating blo
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> we'll win this election. >> taking back america. >> and we have a new abc news poll. who is ahead tonight? >>> aftershocks, thousands in the storm zone trying to stay warm and no power, no heat. even the marines are flying in to help as a blustery new storm is barreling toward the already battered community. >>> and how will the damage from the superstorm and threat of a new storm change this election? tonight, as americans get ready to vote, our abc news political team out in force here and across the battleground states as "world news" begins tonight. >>> and good evening from our election headquarters in times square, the crossroads of the world, and take a look because this map will be lighting up soon with the results of "your voice, your vote" as it comes in. the voting begins just hours from now. in this room our powerhouse abc news political team will be at their posts for a night of drama and surprises as america gets ready to elect a president. and right now we have a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll, which shows a late game surge for president obama polling ahe
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
>> it's coming. abc news is live in marin county now with a look at what they're doing there. mark? >> in the marin headlands wind just beginning to pick up at 70 miles per hour gusts. this is a concern. the coming storms but the key right now is the ground is not saturated from an earliez"; ra, so people here are not expecting runnoff to be a big problem. >> in san rafael, linda krueger started the day filling sandbags in a fire station. >> we just had the house painted and we've got seepage and water. i just want to get it away from the house. >> the chief says putting bags and sand out is routine this time of the year. >> we've provided opportunities for them to acquire sand materials and wags, should they so desire at a couple fire stations which is our normal winter operating procedures. >> in northern san rafael, leaves are falling. jefr brooks figured this will be the time to clean out gutter autos pineapple express. i consider them lightly. >> out in front of the house a tee trimming crew was cutting down branches. >> here inds% marin county we have 15 crews roaming this,
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
friends. >> reporter: despite all of her lavish entertaining, court documents reviewed by abc news, show that jill kelley and her husband have been sued at least nine times. and faced foreclosure on their home. the kelley home also served as office for a charity she and her husband, a doctor once set up for cancer victims which spent tens of thousand of dollars on travel, meals and entertainment. all of it raised lots of questions about the two generals and their connections to the tampa housewife. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> making a prediction, real housewives of tampa will be on bravo within the next 18 monu m. saying it. >> seems like a candidate. described as a nice, bored, rich, social it. >> that's, thus the show. telling you. calling it. heard it here first, "world news now." >> double in on the bet with my cough drops. >> boom, we both get paid. beautiful. >>> president obama will certainly face questions about the petraeus scandal during his new conference which happens late tire day at 1:30 eastern time. abc news, we will be providing live coverage with diane sawyer and
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
tonight? >> it could be anybody. >>> breaking polygamy. a year-long abc news investigation puts a secret world in the spotlight. and tonight, we have news about the man controlling thousands of people from his prison cell. >>> and, behind the photo. why people around the globe are talking about the police officer and the man with no shoes. >>> good evening. we begin with the summit between two fierce rivals. president obama, opening the white house doors today, to the man who had once hoped to move in there as president himself. take a look. there they were, standing in the oval office, the president and governor mitt romney. they would spend more than an hour at a private lunch and everyone was wondering if somehow, they would agree to work together on america's fiscal crisis. our jonathan karl has been on the phone today to find out what happened. >> reporter: it wasn't the way mitt romney wanted to arrive at the white house. over the gaze of the oval office portrait of abraham lincoln, known for his team of rivals, romney and obama met alone for an hour. by all accounts, much more cor
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
thinks strong support among in voters will make this a victory party. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> the road to the white house runs through several battleground states. the way those states line-up will determine who wins the electoral college and the white house. katie marzullo is here to explain. >> reporter: this is how the electoral votes stack up now according to abc news with eight battleground states still undecided, those states appear in yellow. the fastest way for president obama to get back into the white house would be for him to win ohio, wisconsin and iowa. for mitt romney the path is longer. he would need to win florida, virginia also ohio and iowa. as you heard tahman bradley report, mitt romney keeping his campaign alive today, making stops in ohio and pennsylvania. romney says feels good about ohio, campaign watchers say that might show he knows that's a long shot. another state worth keeping an eye on is virginia. virginia is going to have some of the earliest returns. if president obama wins it, mitt romney has to win ohio or the race is over. the magic number 270 e
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
about mitt romney, that long campaign, that tough defeat. tonight, an abc news exclusive. >>> high anxiety. an athlete struck by fear at the biggest moment of his career. a crippling anxiety millions of americans share. how does he turn his panic attack into an incredible triumph? whoo! >> and wild things. the new way boomers are keeping their lives revved up. >>> good evening. as we come on the air the investigation is widening in the general david petraeus scandal and now it includes another general. general john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spend election day here in chicago. he will address his supporters here at the lakeside center, either later to
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. i hope you had a great holiday weekend. >> absolutely. now that the countdown to christmas officially begins, thanksgiving, black friday behind us, now the real season. >> and our waistlines, little reprieve until christmas? >> not much. see you in the new year. >>> retailers look at their profit pictures. >>> members of the senate go back to work today on capitol hill where lawmakers are in the middle of a battle over the so-called fiscal cliff. so will republicans break a pledge over raising taxes? a decade's long pledge? >> now you see a little wiggle room. everyone, came out strong. now getting done to nitty-gritty of compromise here. perhaps backtracking here. get something done. look for language difference between tax rates and tax revenue as the debate moves forward there. >>> also this morning, the promises made to students by private for-profit colleges. did recruiters know and bend the truth about the job market to lure students to sign up for classes? a lot of reporting in recent years about what is going on with for-profit colleges. some of it kind of scary. we'll delve into that. >> we'll hear more in the next half hour. >>> later, the legendary rolling stones begin their concert tour, celebrating 50-year search for rock 'n' roll satisfaction. the first of five concerts. >> i could watch mick jagger dance all day. i think that's poetry in motion when mick gets on the stage and he's prancing around there. you can't beat that. that's americana at its best. >> better moves. rob nelson? mick jagger? >> no one's in mick's league. >>> but first, retailers will have an eye on computer hard drives today in addition to those cash registers. >> cyber monday has already begun with online vendors posting holiday bargains. shoppers expect to spend $1.5 billion online, which sup 20% from last year's cyber monday. analysts predict today will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third straight year. abc's john schifrin reports on a retail season already in hyper drive. >> reporter: from georgia to oklahoma to california. the deep discounts this holiday weekend brought out the worst in some shoppers across the country. but for retailers who jump-started the shopping season early on thanksgiving day, a huge success, raking in $59 billion, up almost $7 billion from last year. black friday, good or bad, isn't the indication of how retail will fair for the year, but it's a good sign the consumer has shown up. >> reporter: according to national retail federation, shoppers are more conscious of how they're spending their money. two out of three people using cash or debit cards instead of credit. did you go shopping on friday at the big retail stores? >> we did not. i did a little online shopping, and that's it. >> reporter: for the first time ever, national retail federation says more people chose to shop online than in stores, with cyber sales up 21% from last year, breaking a new record, topping $1 billion. many of those websites are offering free shipping. it may pay to keep an eye out for deliveries to your front door as more and more thieves are waiting for packages too. watch as this dallas ups driver drops off a package without ringing the bell. but minutes later that package was snatched. >> i saw a car pull up. it kind of passed the house. al lady got out, walked right to it, picked it up, and got in the car and left. >> reporter: and it's a good thing the family had a surveillance camera because ups says it will investigate. as far as cyber monday, half of retailers are offering free shipping with no conditions attached. experts say if you find what you think is a good deal, buy it right away because you probably won't find a better price this holiday season. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> let the madness begin. >>> a shopper's iphone camera caught a pretty wild brawl as tempers boiled over on black friday. it began with two women slugging it out in california's roseville galleria. but it quickly spread to three men who then started throwing haymakers. they tumbled over a barricade as you see in the video there. one man can even be seen stomping on another. varying reports say the fight either started ore a sale or over a pair of shoes. >> really? >> look at that. they're really going at it. they're my pumps. no, they're my pumps. fellows, take it easy. the shopping weekend took a deadly turn outside a walmart in suburban atlanta. a shoplifter died after being caught by employees and a security guard early sunday morning. detectives say the guard may have used a choke hold on the suspected thief, he is no longer working for the store. a walmart spokesperson says no amount of merchandise is worth someone's life. let's all second that motion, huh? >> that's right. >>> well, overseas now. new details in the deadly fire inside a bangladesh garment factory that made clothes for walmart among other stores. many of the workers who died were trapped by the flame because the eight-story building lacked emergency exits. at least 112 people were killed in the blaze saturday night. that death toll is expected to go higher we are just learning overnight that a fire has broken out in another garment factory in bangladesh. so so far over 700 workers making clothes for u.s. consumers have died in factory fires in the last five years. unbelievable. >>> and to capitol hill where top republican lawmakers are now saying they are willing to raise taxes in order to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. that's bag change for some politicians who promised they would never do that. abc's david kerley has the story. >> reporter: with some of his holiday shopping done, president obama may begetting a gift from some republicans, republicans who signed a pledge never to raise taxes. >> i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> and senator chambliss says he won't necessarily abide by the pledge. support from a vocal republican house too. >> i agree with saxby chambliss. the world has changed. >> reporter: they are talking about this man's pledge, americans for tax reform president, who has gotten hundreds of republican whose sign. do you feel like you and your pledge are under assault? >> no. what the pledge does of course is allows, elected officials, to make it clear openly to the american voters where they stand. are tla they going to be a reforming government or raise tacks to continue more of the same? >> reporter: norquist's threat, he will help fund republican campaign challenges against any member of congress that violates the pledge. >> so what i think i hear you saying, we won't go over the cliff? >> i think we will continue the tax cuts. not raise taxes $500 billion. >> reporter: while norquist tries to keep republicans in line, major unions have already spent $300,000, targeting democrats, hoping to stop any cuts to entitlement programs. congressional staffers met over the holiday week, congressional leaders hope to meet with the president in the coming week. there are predictions this could be wrapped up by christmas. we'll see. david kerley, abc news, the white house. >> that's a big "we'll see." christmas seems optimistic as compared to 11:59, december 31st. >> do you think they're going to keep everybody sweating? that's my prediction. >> they have a lot of miles to cross. both side have to give something on the tax front and entitlement front. huge part of the budget. can't imagine, they have to both come up. good compromise. either side is totally happy. that's a compromise. >> there are stipulations. interesting too. there are nine senate democrats going to be up for re-election. and they more than anyone else, really need to find some sort of middle ground as well because they're up for re-election. >> all of them, democrats or republicans. they're both up. >> they ran on no tax hikes and that sort of thing. so we'll see if they can come together and compromise. >> the president ran, got re-elected, and raised taxes. who has the leverage is debatable. but pressure's on who's up in two years. >> not us. we just have to show up. >>> a new report released this morning by the nation's top pediatricians on emergency contraception could stir controversy today. the doctors recommend making contraceptives such as the plan b pill more widely available to teenagers. the american academy of pediatrics' new policy statement encourages pediatricians to call for better insurance coverage and access to contraceptives to reduce the number of unwanted teenage pregnancies. anytime you mix contraceptives and teenagers, controversy always ensues. it's a dicey topic. >> plan b is the controversial morning after pill. the current data shows 57% of teen pregnancies end in live births. 27% in abortion. and 16% end in miscarriage or stillbirth. >> and it's an interesting study here, too, looking at "the new york times." there's a misconception out there that the morning after pill blocks fertilized eggs from implanting in a woman's uterus, which spurs abortion controversy. further studies have shown what it does really do is delays oven lags which is release of eggs from ovaries occur before the eggs are fertilized. so even some of the science is murky, let's say, on where it all falls.so even some of the s murky, let's say, on where it all falls. but let the debate begin on that one. >> anatomy 201 with rob nelson in ten minutes. >> 101. >>> supreme court set to decide this week whether to take up the question of gay marriage. the defense of marriage act, states marriages between a man and a woman. five federal courts have ruled it unconstitutional. the justices are expected to announce on friday whether they will hear arguments in the case. >>> well, they were bending over backward and in every other direction on the streets of buenos aries over the weekend. >> dozens of super flexible pole dancers powder into the argentina's capital city for the south american pole dancing championship, and they showed off their skills on traffic signs, light posts, and whatever else they could latch onto. >> how y'all doing? for the first time they opened a male category in fact. along with the men to perform right alongside the women. see. everybody's got a little pole dancer in them. look at that. it takes strength. that takes strength. that's why women do exercises. >> pole dancing classes. >> takes upper body strength. >> how would you know? >> don't worry about that. >> you have one stripper move. >> i'm in good shape. this is all i need right here, girl. that's all i need, baby. >> you got that one down too. >> i'm here all week. tip your bartenders. >> oh, lord. i've got 50 cents for you. >> i'll take it. >> i'll put it right here. >>> sale cyber monday. colleges that may be making promises to students that are a little too good to be true. >>> later, the rolling stones returned to the stage last night. what fans hope to see and hear in a worldwide concert tour. shake what your mama gave you! that's all coming up. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by febreze car vent. febreze car vent. we got a realm and the family car to do an experiment. we put a week of her family's smelly stuff all in at once to prove that febreze car vent clips could eliminate the odor. then we brought her family to our test facility to see if it worked. 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>> all over. >> where's that heart? somewhere back there? >> all over. they did brave work. folks would not do. willy is free. >> free willy! >> everything's all good. we'll be back with two words everybody knows. mick jagger. words everybody knows. mick jagger. ♪ >>> and, of course, that is the rolling stones playing their first show in five years with every bit as much enthusiasm as their first show 50 years ago. >> 20,000 completely pumped fans in london sang along with "give me shelter," which mary j. blige sang, and "you can't always get what you want" they performed with a live choir for the first time ever. a 2 1/2-hour concert. giving them a treat. >> rolling stone gathers no moss. the rolling stones have no moss whatsoever. the very birth of rock 'n' roll. many fans say, have changed with the time. always staying current. always managing to stay fresh. >> as abc's nick schifrin reports, those guys are more than iconic. they are an institution. >> reporter: they sold 200 million albums. combined they are 273 years old. but 50 years later, the stones still rock. ♪ half a century ago the stones started as a blues cover band. they found their voice as a kind of anti-beatles. >> good guys and bad guys. the rolling stones were the bad guys. ♪ i can't get no >> reporter: the same year, the photographer, just 18 years old, flew with the band right as they got huge. >> we had hordes of screaming teenage girls outside the hotel mobbing us and climbing on the limo. i mean it was fabulous. >> reporter: he took these photos of what must have been one of the great recording sessions of all time for the album "after." >> it was an extraordinary session. out of the session came "painted black" and "under my thumb." >> reporter: as seen in the book, one on one, he snapped the stones' most iconic early covers. >> this is how the rolling stones are supposed to look, shaggy, slightly bedraggled, worn out, stoned. >> reporter: and as the band turns 50rks they don't look that different. >> is everybody ready? >> is everybody ready? >> are you ready? >> reporter: it may only be rock 'n' roll, but, man, do we love it! i'm nick schifrin in london. >> amazing. >> institution. they are, man. that brings us to the facebook question of the day. >> what is your favorite rolling stones song? log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. believe it or not, mick jagger is 69 years old. you do great impression. 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liking natural gas line. that's what an abc news crew found yesterday. in the hard hit community of seaside heights, new jersey. residents were -- none too pleased though at the response. >> i don't know why there is not more trucks here right now. i mean, this is where we took the main shot. this is it. like, where, where were all the gas trucks. you got down the block. we got down the block. why can't we get gas trucks down the block. >> the fear is that a single spark could cause a devastating explosion and fire, like we saw earlier. the utility companies say they're doing whatever they can to make everything safe. the first responders really are working tirelessly to help. but they have got to,000 get theget -- but they have got to get there. no threat to life. property. hard to believe when they're living with the hissing sound of gas. >> got to get there. >> please. >> a plan in the works to secure the huge crane that sandy left dangling from a manhattan high rise. 90 stories up. everyone familiar with the shot. look at that. >> yep. engineers determined the crane is securely
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Nov 5, 2012 3:00am PST
: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning. i cannot believe it is november 5th already. >> it is. >> go time. >> it is go time. let's finally do it. got an extra hour of sleep. feeling good. and it is election eve. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. the race this morning, basically where it has been for weeks now. a total dead heat. three national polls show the race completely deadlocked. >> we're going to have much more on the presidential election and the candidates' mad dash toward the finish line, but first a look at some of the other stories we're following for you on this monday morning. >>> sandy's aftermath. as the temperatures plunge. there is new worry for the million people still without power. this morning, another powerful storm may be on the way. heartbreaking images. people just trying to stay warm, even turning the gas, ignition, gas on their stove on to stay warm. people who have basically nothing, and now they might get hit with another cold front. >> the mayor estimates here in new york, 20,000 new yorkers could be homeless as a
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important in life as it is in golf. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> i didn't realize it was that kind of a problem. 6 million folks have that? >> deep breaths, rob. >> that's it. kind of crazy. we know what producers and directors think when we start ad-libbing. the panic attack upstairs. >> ah, deep breaths everybody. t ad-libbing. the panic attack upstairs. >> ah, deep breaths everybody. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. flexpen® is insulin delivery... my way. levemir® (insulin detemir [rdna origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes and is not recommended to treat diabetic ketoacidosis. do not use levemir® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause symptoms such as sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. severe low blood sugar can be serious and life threatening. ask your h
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phoenix almost quicker than i did with a handwritten message i put inside "happy holidays from abc news." diane? >> well done, neal. >>> if you're also expecting a delivery, we have a heads-up for you. two videos that offer a real warning tonight. watch this one from fremont, california. a homeowner caught a delivery man dropping off a box, and then minutes later, this woman strolls right up and steals it, making off with a new pair of black boots, even grabbing a bag of canned food that had been set out for a charity. >>> and here's another home owner video. in ft. worth, texas, the u.p.s. man places a package near a bush, but a woman is watching and makes off with a $1,500 computer inside. so delivery companies are urging every shopper to ask for signed proof of delivery or send packages to an address where you know someone is going to be there. >>> and now the looming threat to every american family budget, look at this. the countdown on, 36 days until the nation goes over that fiscal cliff. a tax hike for everyone on new year's day unless lawmakers end their long gridlock, and today we did
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
night.k live in boston, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we'll check back with you throughout the afternoon and evening. a rare sight in cleveland, ohio. vice president biden's plane parked on the other side of an air field not far from two romney campaign planes. they all visited at the same time. the winner won the presidency 12 times in a row. vice president biden's stop was not announced before it happened. he and his wife jill posed for pictures and had lunch in a popular spot called landmark restaurant. this is biden's 22 trip to ohio. the campaign says it was planned for some time. biden is now in chicago. >> as you said mr. obama spending election day in chicago. mark matthews with more on the day and some bay area members of his campaign. >> they arrived this morning after a flurry of last minute campaigning throughout several battle ground states. in his old chicago neighborhood of hid park he stopped by a campaign office to thank volunteers. >> we've got to round up the votes. >> did he phone calling himself. >> you've got to tell the team i appreciate it. >> then,
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Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
, abc news, dallas. >> our thanks to ryan. glad to see that reunion today. >>> overseas tonight, and to the middle east now, that truce between israel and hamas holding. but now, a brewing crisis in egypt. giant protests because of their new leader and what he's done. president mohamed morsi, seen here with secretary of state hillary clinton, helping to broker that truce, but right after, a push from morsi for more power. many of the people of egypt said not so fast, and the protests are growing now. abc's matt gutman in the region again tonight for us. >> reporter: with massive protests, a cloud of tier gas, egypt is again in turmoil tonight. the violence, a reaction to egypt's first democratically elected leader, mohamed morsi, declaring all his presidential decisions are exempt from appeal or review by law makers or the courts. protesters torching a muslim brother office in alexandria and mohamed elle bar are detweeting, he appointed himself egypt's new f farrow. >> just months ago, morsi was obscure before being elected in may, shooting to international prominence this week by broke
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning. as we kick off thanksgiving week. can't believe it. man, here we go again. >> we were just talking about how easily we lose track of time. >> yeah. it was just like memorial day. and now here we go. >> it was just valentine's day. >> feels like it. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to bring you up to date on all the overnight developments from the mid east and our top story. >>> then we will preview the annual retail rush taking place this week. how stores are preparing for the black friday bargain hunters. and find out if it's really worth your while to stand in line for the deals. we made a prediction how many of the stories on friday will actually be pertaining to black friday. 80%? take over/under. >> it is thanksgiving week, the media does nothing but black friday stories. and all those people stampeding each other at the best buy. >>> also this morning, what agony. a man in maine has had the hiccups for two weeks, and he's running out of reme
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
families in need. it's thanksgiving approaching. abc 7 news is live at one major center now, that is sacred heart community services. >> lines have been long all day. >> all day long to pick up their holiday food packages. this is day one of three of the distribution process. like most years demand exceeds you canxp@1ñ see people are comg here, cars coming through here are people donate things. other people have a little donor sign on the windshield meaning they're dropping off, they go and drop off food donations that are needed. and so we're seeing a lot of activity here, both donors as well as people picking things up. it's a remarkable process, they organized things well for many years of the process, but the need is great, especially for turkeys.. >> there is little doubt it's still a struggle. the lines to pick up food for a feast started in the morning and it grew during the day. an army of community service volunteers kept up with the crowd, distributing turkeys and all fixings to grateful families. >> this makes me feel grateful. and this is like. >> more food being dropped
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
, right. abc 7 news is live with more. >> well, i just spoke to a city official. what they will do is every time it rains they will come out here to check the area. >> neighbors know the city has done all it can to keep the snoil place sh surrounding the park with hey bails and securing jute netting for controls. any runnoff coming from the hill will be diverted to this drain. straw waddles and boulders will keep debris from clogging that drain. city officials don't want to see a repeat of the disaster. after a water line broke neerks the top of the hill. neighbors say they can help feeling nervous. >> this is that mudslide coming down again, you know, what will happen, again. >> there are two pieces of equipment here, one behind me, a second one in west lake. police, i'm told will be patrolling the area, crews on stand by tonight and the weekend. i'm flif daily city, abc 7 news. >> san francisco international airport is recovering from weather-related delays. dozens of flights were cancelled because of a storm. flights to sacramento and santa barbara are affected. right now smrks fli
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the white hous house. >> abc news first made the projection-hour ago or so when the president won in the battle ground state of ohio and we can show you now the updated electoral college map so crucial to the process. again 2 70 votes needed to win. president obama after winning in key states like ohio has 2 81 electoral votes. again over the 2 70 to win. romney at this moment with florida stit still to be heard from and couple other states like virginia h2o 3 electoral votes. >> team coverage for you tonight. laura is live at mitt romney election headquarters in boston. >> and mark live in chicago at the obama headquarters and mark let's start with you there obviously an exciting time in chicago. >> half hour ago when they made the announcement this place erupted. reminded me of 4 years ago in grant park. let me show you the crowd, mike move up to the front of the little riser space here and show you the crowd that stretches from one end of the hall to the other. it is i would guess 10,000. if you lack down to the end of the hall. big crowd. every time another state is announced tha
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
our economy. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the public is with the president on this debate. on this debate. 60% support raising taxes on incomes higher than $250,000. >> it's going to affect their standard of living very little, if at all, and -- the rest of us are being asked to pay for a party that we weren't invited to. >> congress doesn't do anything, then -- i have a feeling that it's really going to be devastating for next year. >> reporter: on other proposals, the poll shows the public is mixed when it comes to increasing revenue by eliminating the mortgage income tax deduction. but they decidedly do not want to see the medicare eligibility age go up from 65 to 67. >> it bothers me when they say it's an entitlement, when we actually paid all these years when we were working. >> i think it's very difficult for people to reach a compromise, which is unfortunate, because the nation is what suffers. >> reporter: democrats are also reluctant when it comes to reining in entitlement programs, social welfare programs, diane, such as medicare. but pre
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
>> announcer: this is an abc news special, "your voice, your vote," election night 2012 live from abc news election night headquarters in times square, new york, now reporting, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and finally it is here. we're here in times square for election night 2012 at the abc news election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are read
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Nov 21, 2012 1:40am PST
extremist media, including audio files of al awlaki. abc news discovered 30 cases brought against home grown radicals where al awlaki was inspiration. plots to detonate a car bomb at a chicago bar. all the cases came after al awlaki was dead. some officials fear we may see al awlaki's influence for years to come. he lives on online. pierre thomas, abc new, washington. >> influence from the grave. what's disturbing. the one man, kabeer, former member of the u.s. military. for a brief time. in the air force from summer 2000 to the end of 2001. they're not releasing details on why exactly he was honorably discharged. but it's scary that one of our own at one point who fought and trained for this country would turn against it. >> they trained with paint ball rifles and even talked about going to afghanistan and setting up an orphanage to really cover up. ♪ it's christmas time >> run dmc. ♪ it's christmastime run dmc ♪ >>> run dmc. nothing says holidays like run dmc. >> or hershey's. >> thanksgiving, on plenty of shelves plenty of christmas spirit. >> does all the holiday packaging ha
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Nov 5, 2012 2:05am EST
when we got together, logan and his father. >> ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> not only his first start, but the first carry right into the end zone. >> a great story. his father was 44 years owed. a young man to died of that stroke. apparently the morning that he suffered the stroke, logan grabbed a baseball bat and beat down the door to get into the room to get his dad. imagine what he is going through. what a great way for a team to come together. a fantastic story. >> sure is. >> when we come back, we will see what is shaking in "the skinny" this morning. >> stick around. ♪ skinny so skinny >>> all right, one of my favorite actors and yours is will farrell, funny man. >> got to love will. >> laugh master. >> he'll do anything. >> he has absolutely no shame. he released a political video. just seeking everybody to get out the vote and make sure that you vote on election day. here's what he says he will do if you vote. >> if you vote i will eat anything you tell me to. garbage. hair. human toe nails. underpants. whatever. i will do it. i am serious. i will do anything to
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. abc's dan harris now on this huge controversy, the big decision and the breaking news tonight. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. as you know, the mayor really wanted this race to be run. he hoped it would be a sign of resilience and unity in this crippled city, but he admitted tonight it had instead become a source of controversy beyond an division. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this city where hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators, guarded by security. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's
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Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
>>> tonight, from washington, d.c., this is a special edition of "world news." an abc news exclusive. we sit down with the country's most powerful republican, house speaker john boehner. facing a critical deadline. will he and the president finally make a deal? or will this country fall off a cliff of huge tax increases and a new recession? everyone has said, a disaster is looming. >>> face to face. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00am PST
, november 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, just like those who were forced out, investigators, too, remain in the dark about the explosion as the investigation now continues. good monday morning. happy veterans day, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. paula is off this morning. >> yes. she's in chicago where she used to work before coming here. in the cold, the wind, and the rain, all to watch her chicago bears lose last night to the houston texans. >> oh, my. >> i just want to rub a little salt in that wound before we get to the heart of the show. good to have you back for the day, though, sunny. >> good to see you. >> as a point of personal privilege there. sorry, chicago. >>> well, also the stunning story involving former cia director david petraeus caught in an extramarital affair. we now know who the other woman involved in the story is. this story has a long way to go. and as you know, rob, i am obsessed with it. >> you like. you like some dramatic stories and the whole infidelity angle gets you worked up on this one. >> i'm
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. univision's jorge ramos and the hidden power of the hispanic vote. and the new abc news poll tonight. who is ahead with two days left? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. meteorologist ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> tragic fall. a day of heartbreak at an american zoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. the desperate effort to save his life. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern firewall. romney needs ohio because without it, the math for him is very difficult. which is why we discovered a frenetic pace, as we were allowed inside both campaigns, working on the ground here today to ge
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